Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Woofstock!

I know, I've been gone a while again. Only one more week, I'll be done with this quarter and life will be a little less hectic.

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to go to Winter Woofstock, the largest event in North America for dogs. Normally, we probably wouldn't have gone to something like this, but it gave us the opportunity to take Freyja to a Toronto Marlies hockey game, which we both thought was a pretty awesome opportunity.

We woke up early and drove into Toronto to get there early so that we could ensure that Freyja would get her picture taken with Santa and a little present. While we waited in line, a woman was handing out Christmas-y  things for your dog to wear. For Freyja, we picked an elf hat, since she already looks a little elfish. She was already pretty tired when we put it on.

She had her picture taken with Santa, which she wasn't that into. But afterwards, she got a bag of rawhides that made it all worth it. We began to walk around and pretty soon there were dogs EVERYWHERE and the place was completely packed. We got a few little things for Freyja, but she was so nervous and tired she didn't even want to sample any of the treats.

She did finally meet a friend; while we were looking at one of the booths, another couple with a dachshund came up. I wasn't paying attention, but the bf was keeping an eye on her. All of a sudden, I feel this mass hit my leg. I looked down and there they were, all tangled up in each other's leashes wrestling on the floor. I'll admit at first I was a little panicked because Freyja is generally terrified of other dogs and here I look down and see this dog has knocked her over. But it was just play wrestling. And I think she was a little sad when we told her it was time to go.

By the time we got to the hockey game at 3 pm, Freyja was already down for the count. Even with dogs barking and pucks and people hitting the boards, she slept through most of the entire game.

Regardless, it was a pretty cool experience to get to bring her to a hockey game. She even watched the Zamboni go around the ice during intermission.

But she was soon again fast asleep, after a little gnaw on her new bone.

And we even got a picture with Duke the Dog, the Marlies mascot.

All in all, it was a great day. And I'm pretty sure we received enough dog food and treat samples to cover the cost of our tickets and feed Freyja for a month.

We did also get our Christmas tree last weekend and did the majority of our decorating, but I'll be saving that post for a little later this week!